Troy Hartman was building a jetpack that he planned to use to fly out of an airplane at 8000 feet. But before leaping from a plane into thin air, he had a great idea: Why not test it out on skis first? Hartman tells PM how his jetpack ski test worked, how fast he went, and just how close the 1500-degree flames came to toasting his rear end.

[Via PopMech]

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal

  • Calladus

    I think I saw this as a Road Runner / Wile E. Coyote cartoon. If memory serves, the coyote didn’t do well.

    Have to ask if Mr. Hartman got his parts from ACME?

    • BruceR

      I was thinking of Caracticus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

    • Ruralhack

      lol, I love it.

      I grew up as a professional skier on both water and snow.

      Lol, that could be me.

      I wouldn’t think twice about strapping the bad boy on.

      Love ya brother,



  • ElDuderino

    Lol “roasting his rear end”, oouch!